I never allowed my schoolwork to interfere with my education.
- Mark Twain
Don’t let the noise of other people’s thinking drown out your own inner voice. It somehow already knows what you want to become. Everything else is secondary.
-Steve Jobs
The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors with no aim beyond their facts are one-story men. Two-story men compare reason and generalize, using labors of the fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, and predict. Their best illuminations come from above through the skylight.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Those who lack an imagination for strangeness, often succumb to the strangeness of life’s difficulties.
-Irving Howe

Legal systems are ultimately, the product of power and not justice.
- Anonymous

I am too conservative for my liberal friends and too liberal for my conservative friends, and so I stand alone.
-T.S. Eliot
China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%.
-Bill Gates

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


Words are deeds.


Since 1988, Juristech Associates, Ltd. has placed attorneys or intellectual property professionals in the locations pictured. 

Innovative Resources for Lateral Attorney Placement Since 1988

Juristech Associates, Ltd. is a national attorney search firm engaged in the placement of lateral business attorneys in law firms and corporations since 1988. Using current and extensive data bases of attorney biographies and an ethical, comprehensive technique, we source the appropriate attorneys and legal professionals in a manner that is timely, comprehensive and effective.

Nicholas Kokoris


630 544 7856

Nicholas Kokoris was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1986 and worked as a Law Editor at a Fortune 500 company. After developing a series of searchable databases, he joined a Chicago-area recruiting agency in 1987 and started his own attorney search firm, Vanguard Legal Search in 1988. In 1990, having been specialized in the placement of intellectual property professionals, he changed the name of his Illinois corporation to Juristech Associates, Ltd. In 1997, he broadened his area of specialization to include all areas of commercial practice. That same year, he placed his first partner with portable business in Chicago. Juristech is currently engaged in the placement of attorneys and I.P. practitioners in law firms and corporations nationwide. Nicholas can be contacted by text/phone at 630 544 7856 or at and @SearchJuristech.

At Juristech Associates, Ltd. asking the right questions is a core competency and with close to 30 years of experience, we seek information essential to a candidate’s transition. To an attorney candidate, we ask what environment would best facilitate the curiosity to improve your career? What transition would allow you to preserve or enhance the quality of your professional and personal life? Have you found the appropriate number of options to help you improve the quality of your career decision? Contact Juristech and we can help you answer the questions essential to an optimized selection of your next lateral advancement.

  • Three years ago, I was fortunate enough to work with Juristech. My experience was fantastic. When Nick Kokoris undertook the job of assisting me in matching me with the correct fit, he treated me with a priority and an ethical professionalism that was above and beyond what I ever expected. I would always return to him for myself or the needs of any law firm I may manage.
    Senior Litigation Partner
    Midwest/Southeast regional, litigation boutique law firm, managed by a former U.S. Attorney.
  • The professional approach and advice provided to me from Nick Kokoris was exceptional. Considering a transition from one firm to another is tough enough. Nick’s advice and navigation efforts to transition me to a highly respected national law firm was spot on. Because of Nick’s effort I was able to transition in a quick period of time. I am grateful that Nick was there to assist me.
    AMLAW 200 Partner in Ohio
    Ohio Based, AMLAW 200 Partner
  • Juristech took a proactive approach in assisting me in my job search as an experienced, electrical patent attorney in the Southeast. The company's efforts, led by Nicholas Kokoris, were also candid, diligent and responsive. Kokoris' diligence helped strengthen my candidacy throughout the interview process with more than one law firm. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mr. Nicholas.
    Richard A. Brisbin
    Shareholder at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
  • Nicholas and Juristech were instrumental in assisting my law firm's expansion in to the State of West Virginia through the introduction of high quality and reputable attorneys with practices that meshed well with our firm's then current client base.
    J Engwert
    Partner at Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP

Innovative Resources for Lateral Attorney Placement Since 1988

1. Is there any cost to submit my resume to Juristech?

A: Placement fees are paid by the hiring entity.

2. Are all your jobs listed on your “Current Opportunities” page?

A: No. The job creation process is fluid and vast. For the right candidate, a job can be uncovered through research. For the right job, we can facilitate the location of the winning candidate.

3. How should I treat a recruiter when I find myself talking to one?

A:   Request and seek a verbal affirmation of confidentiality from the recruiter. Repeat the request to emphasize the point. Then disclose the material elements of your candidacy. Tell the recruiter why you looking to move. Lean on the side of candor. The more a recruiter knows about a candidate, the more effective the representation. The more a recruiter senses the candidate has a winning, fluid personality,  the more they are willing to go the extra mile to help find the greatest number of appropriate employment opportunities.

4. How on earth do recruiters exist when I can find a job using the internet myself? Are you people truly unnecessary?

A. 7 Billion People on this planet. The permutation of that number is practically speaking, infinite. So it follows that the continuum of information is infinite. It’s a simple law of physics that when force is applied to a given effort or mass, that force will have an impact, however incremental. Its value speculative until determined. Find a job yourself, but we might be surprised if the added force of a Juristech assist won’t in some way enhance or expand the realm of your useful job search information.

5. What’s the best resume advice you can offer?

A.  Provide months and dates for each previous position. Between each position, provide an italicized, thumbnail explanation for why you moved from one position to another. Besides offering a practical information benefit to the resume, you will stand out for your willingness to anticipate questions and proactively provide answers.

6: How should I grant consent to a recruiter to share my identity with hiring law firms and companies?

A: Either by giving verbal consent for each company or firm ( and then keeping a list for yourself ) or by offering the recruiter the discretion to send the resume to any potential employer which might seem appropriate for the experience of the candidate. You must also tell the recruiter which firms to not send the resume to- either due to personal preference or because you had prior contact with the firm in the previous 12 months.